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Integrated Channel Experience Key to Meeting Client Expectations says Asia-Pacific Wealth Report 2014 SINGAPORE, HONG KONG, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Eighty-two percent of High Net Worth Individuals1 in Asia-Pacific (excl. Japan)2 expect most or all of their wealth management relationship to be conducted through digital channels in five years, in contrast to 61 percent of HNWIs in the rest of the world3, according to the Asia-Pacific Wealth Report 2014 released today by Capgemini and RBC Wealth Management. Demand for digital interactions, including through the emerging channels of mobile applications, social media, and video, is high across Asia-Pacific HNWIs of all ages4 and wealth levels. The report notes that the stakes are high for firms that do not deliver a sufficient digital experience to the region's HNWIs: 83 percent of those in Asia-Pacific (excl. Japan) would consider leaving firms that lack an integrated channel experience versus 62 percent of those in the rest of the world. "The risk of not getting digital right is high for wealth management firms in Asia-Pacific, as its high net worth individuals are distinguishing themselves as more digitally-minded than their peers in the rest of the world," said Jean Lassignardie, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Capgemini Global Financial Services. "Asia-Pacific wealth management firms will need to offer a deep, multi-channel experience that takes into account regional variations in order to meet these high expectations." Digital contact essential for region's HNWIsAlmost three-quarters (73 percent) of Asia-Pacific (excl. Japan) HNWIs considered most or all of their current wealth management relationship to already be digital compared to only 55 percent of those in the rest of the world. Asia-Pacific is also the only region in the world where HNWIs feel digital contact is more important than direct contact with their wealth managers, offering great opportunities for wealth management…
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American workers permanently lost a total of 169 million days of paid time off (PTO) across the workforce in 2013, according to a new analysis, "All Work and No Pay: The Impact of Forfeited Time Off." These days could not be rolled over, could not be paid out, were not banked or used for any other benefit. Conducted by Oxford Economics for the U.S. Travel Association's Travel Effect initiative, the study shows that by forfeiting this time American employees surrender $52.4 billion in benefits. That puts the value of a forgone day, where workers are providing free labor for their employers, at an average of $504 per employee. "Americans are taking the value of their time for granted. By passing on vacation days and working instead, U.S. employees are serving as volunteers for their companies," said Adam Sacks, founder and president of Oxford Economics' Tourism Economics division. "We discovered that this forfeited time has substantial individual, national and economic implications." The analysis also highlights trends in American vacation habits. Notably, Americans are taking less vacation time than at any point in nearly the last four decades. In 2013, employees took an average of 16 days of vacation compared to an average of 20.3 days as recently as 2000. "If this trend continues, the vacations of our childhoods could be a thing of the past—completely unknown by the next generation. That would be a true loss for our families and our country," said Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association. The economic potential of returning to the pre-2000 vacation patterns is massive: annual vacation days taken by U.S. employees would jump 27 percent (or 768 million days), delivering a $284 billion impact across the entire U.S. economy. Contrary to popular opinion, more…
WHO: R. Andrew Bauer, regional economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Baltimore Office William H. Cole IV, president and CEO, Baltimore Development Corporation James C. Richardson, director, Harford County Office of Economic Development Edward C. Rothstein, president and CEO, Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation Lawrence F. Twele, chief executive officer, Howard County Economic Development Authority Helga T. Weschke, deputy director, Baltimore County Department of Economic and Workforce Development Donald C. Fry, president & CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee WHAT:GBC Economic Outlook ConferenceA Look Ahead: The Maryland and Regional Economic Outlook WHEN:Thursday, October 23, 20147:30 a.m. – Registration, networking8 a.m. – Program WHERE:Hilton Baltimore, 401 W. Pratt St., Baltimore, MD 21201 DETAILS:More than 300 Baltimore-area business leaders and managers will hear state and regional forecasts from a Federal Reserve Bank economist and hear status reports from a panel of economic development directors in Baltimore City and four counties in the region during the 2014 Greater Baltimore Committee Economic Development Conference on Oct. 23 at the Hilton Baltimore. R. Andrew Bauer, senior regional economist for the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond's Baltimore office, will deliver the keynote forecast. In addition to following the national economic outlook, Bauer monitors the Fifth District economy with a special focus on Maryland and the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. The program will also feature economic development status reports from William H. Cole IV, James C. Richardson, Edward C. Rothstein, Lawrence F. Twele, and Helga T. Weschke on business climates and economic development in Baltimore City and Harford, Anne Arundel, Howard, and Baltimore counties respectively. GBC President Donald C. Fry will serve as moderator for the program and a question and answer session. Members of the media are welcome to attend and cover. Contact Gene Bracken, 410-727-2820, x33 or Esta dirección de correo electrónico está protegida contra spambots. Necesita activar JavaScript para visualizarla. . CONTACT:Gene Bracken410-727-2820, x33410-274-0287 – Esta dirección de correo electrónico está protegida contra spambots. Necesita activar JavaScript para visualizarla. /PRNewswire-USNewswire -- Oct. 21,…

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